I am a resident of Gladstone who wishes I could vote for Mayor James Baldassare Jr. of Basking Ridge.

I am on the mailing list for Basking Ridge news and so I receive the letters that the mayor sends out. Over the last eight months I have watched him lead his town with clear direction, encouragement, correction when needed, support, and gratitude for those individuals and groups that gave of their time and talent.

Each day during the COVID lockdown I would really look forward to receiving the mayor's letter. It gave hope when the news wasn't giving any. No matter how bleak it looked his leadership brought a glimmer of light.

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I personally would like to thank him for outstanding leadership during one of the most difficult times in our life time. Mayor, I have never gotten to meet you in person but thank you.

Basking Ridge you are blessed to have him as a mayor.